If you’re wondering what exactly a ChiliBrew is, you’re probably not alone. But luckily, it’s not too far from what it sounds like: chili + brew. But of course it’s so much more than that as well. It’s the 8th celebration of the do-it-yourself spirit organized by Baltimore’s very own homebrew club. And that means that homebrew (that is, beer made in small batches right at home) is at the top of the menu (well right beside chili). And since both chili and beer each take a while to really get cooking– we thought we’d let you know now. After all, beer needs a couple of weeks to ferment and become bottle-able, and we know you want to perfect your chili recipe over the next few weeks in hopes of picking up the top prize.
The Charitably Charmin’ ChiliBrew is an informal, semiannual charity homebrew competition and chili cookoff, sponsored by Nepenthe Homebrew, Union Craft Brewing, Maryland Homebrew, Baltimore Clayworks, Brewtherville Labs, and Lady Brew Baltimore. This year, the event takes place on October 10th, when more than 500 enthusiastic judges (that is, attendees) will taste and choose the winners in 3 competitions: homebrew, veggie chili, and meat chili. A 3-judge panel composed of local food/beverage aficionados will also make their top picks. Anyone can compete in the ChiliBrew, and of course, anyone can judge. But you do have to attend in order to get in on the action, so we recommend getting your tickets now.
The 8th Annual ChiliBrew takes place on Friday, October 10th. To register as a competitor, to buy tickets, or for more information, visit www.baltibrew.org.
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